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Oaklands - Large Period House on Exmoor

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Overview
8 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
14 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Oaklands is an impressive, 8-bedroom, traditional stone-built detached house sleeping 14 in comfort, situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park between the open moor and the spectacular north Devon coast. It is located outside the rural hamlet of Rockford with its well-regarded inn, and has magical views across the East Lyn River, which falls dramatically to the sea at the village resort of Lynmouth just 4 miles away. Set in 1.5 acres of grounds with moorland garden, mature trees, a cascading stream and disused waterwheel from its early Victorian past, Oaklands is surrounded by one of the few remaining areas of ancient oak woodlands in England and has abundant wildlife (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest). In its sixth year as a su...Oaklands is an impressive, 8-bedroom, traditional stone-built detached house sleeping 14 in comfort, situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park between the open moor and the spectacular north Devon coast. It is located outside the rural hamlet of Rockford with its well-regarded inn, and has magical views across the East Lyn River, which falls dramatically to the sea at the village resort of Lynmouth just 4 miles away. Set in 1.5 acres of grounds with moorland garden, mature trees, a cascading stream and disused waterwheel from its early Victorian past, Oaklands is surrounded by one of the few remaining areas of ancient oak woodlands in England and has abundant wildlife (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest). In its sixth year as a successful holiday rental, has been renovated to modern standards with contemporary furnishings throughout, but keeping its original character, Oaklands has a large living room with aspect over the river and oak-beamed snug with Inglenook fireplace, 8 bedrooms, many with river and valley views, and four bathrooms laid out over two upper floors. Oaklands is large and roomy for one family, or provides flexible accommodation for family gatherings or groups of friends, as king bed rooms can be converted to twins (please enquire). It is a wonderful rural retreat no matter what the time of the year. Parking for 4 to 5 cars. Barn with table tennis, darts and secure storage for bikes etc. Fenced garden for young children. Pets are welcome.More
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About the Owner
Peter S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
Interaction with guests
Oaklands offers secure and convenient self check-in through a coded key safe. The Caretaker is available to deal with any problems that arise.
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

The cottage was set in a lovely picturesque setting. The cottage cater for us all, with lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, and everything we needed throughout the week. The table was large enough for us all to eat together, we were a party of 14. We...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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petersammonds, VR Owner at Oaklands - Large Period House on Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Oaklands.

Reviewed May 18, 2018

We were a group of 10, tha accommodation was ample and provided everything we would have expected. The Rockford Inn is nearby and excellen,t and local taxi was available for trips to Lynton when we did not cook ourselves. Quiet, although river can be heard...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: December 2017
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

I stayed here with my family in early October for a family celebration. We found the house well appointed, beautifully located and huge (we kept finding more bedrooms). The added extras like table tennis in the barn and table football made the weekend for the...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank CharlieMcC45
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic,beautiful house,had a wonderful time.will book again.very friendly pubs,great for taking your pets

Date of stay: January 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
Traditional Exmoor pubs and restaurants with fine dining are within easy reach. The small twin seaside holiday village resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth are a 15 minute drive, which have tourist attractions for all ages, a harbour and dog-friendly beach, shops, health centre, community cinema, post office, restaurants, pubs etc. Local beauty spots such as Watersmeet and Valley of the Rocks and “Doone Valley”, the location of R.D. Blackmore’s Victorian romantic classic Lorna Doone, are close by. Further afield is the coastal village of Porlock, an inspiration for the poet Samuel Coleridge, the great surfing beach at Croyde, the golden sands at Woolacoombe, the resort of Ilfracombe, which has been adopted by the “Young British Artist” Damian Hirst, and the nature reserve of Lundy Island. O...
Getting around
For getting around Exmoor, the Moor Rover is a unique on-demand bus providing access to the Exmoor National Park 7 days a week and can pick you up and drop you off at any pre-arranged point within the Park. Much of Exmoor is served by a network of buses. You can flag a bus down anywhere on the moor. Dogs are carried for a charge. 
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